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Arsenal vs Chelsea lineups, starting 11, team news: Cole Palmer misses out | Sporting News United Kingdom

Arsenal will seek to apply further pressure to Premier League title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool when they host Chelsea in Tuesday’s London derby at Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta’s side returned to the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday, and they remain above Liverpool on goal difference only after Jurgen Klopp’s men prevailed 3-1 at Fulham.

City were not in Premier League action at the weekend as they beat Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup semifinals, meaning Arsenal can open up a four-point advantage over Pep Guardiola’s men, albeit having played two games more.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea will be aiming to make that equation look a little different. Despite seeing their final shot at silverware end at the weekend, the Blues remain in the hunt for European qualification and three points would move on to 50 points — the same tally as Newcastle United and Manchester United, who lie sixth and seventh respectively.

“I see huge improvements,” Arteta said of Chelsea’s progress throughout an inconsistent campaign. “They deserve to be in a much higher position in the league when you look at what they have done and what they have produced in games.

“They have reached a final [in the Carabao Cup] and a semi-final and could have gone through. I think what Mauricio is doing is really impressive and I’m sure he’s going to get them there.”

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Arsenal vs Chelsea lineups, starting 11, team news

Mikel Arteta had no fresh injuries to contend with as Jurrien Timber remained out but nearing a return after scoring a worldie in U-21 action. Takehiro Tomiyasu came in at left-back, with Thomas Partey adding a little bit of extra insurance in midfield. In turn. Kai Havertz reverted to centre-forward

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu — Rice, Partey, Odegaard — Saka, Havertz, Trossard.

Arsenal subs (9): Ramsdale, Jesus, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Nketiah, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Zinchenko.

Mauricio Pochettino was without star man Cole Palmer through illness, meaning a front three of Noni MaduekeNicolas Jackson and Mykhailo Mudryk.

There were also changes in defence where Malo Gusto was unavailableAcademy product Alfie Gilchrist starts in his place at right-back, while Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi return at centre-half.

Chelsea (4-3-3, right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Gilchrist, Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella — Caicedo, E. Fernandez, Gallagher — Madueke, N. Jackson, Mudryk.

Chelsea subs (9): Bettinelli, Silva, Sterling, Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Casadei, Deivid, Tauriainen, Dyer.

Arsenal vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Region TV Streaming
USA USA Network, Telemundo Fubo USA, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game will be broadcast on USA Network, with a Spanish-language option via Telemundo. Fubo subscribers can also stream the action live.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with streaming options via Sky GO and Now TV.